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Ningxia Baofeng Energy resumes production at No. 1 MTO unit in China after turnaround

August 07/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ningxia Baofeng Energy has brought on-stream its No.1 (methanol-to-olefins) MTO unit following a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company resumed operations at this unit on August 2, 2020. The unit was shut for maintenance on 1 July, 2020.

Located at Yinchuan, Ningxia, China, the MTO unit has an ethylene and propylene production capacity of 300,000 mt/year each.

As MRC wrote previously, in June 2019, Johnson Matthey (JM) announced that Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group had "successfully" commissioned a new methanol plant at Ningxia Baofeng's 600,000-t/y coal-to-olefins complex in Ningxia Province, China. The 6,600-t/d methanol unit, based on technology from JM, utilizes syngas feedstock and combines advanced JM catalysts to produce stabilized methanol, which is used to produce olefins in a downstream facility.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia dropped in January-June 2020 by 7% year on year to 328,000 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the main decrease in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia rose in the first six months of 2020 by 21% year on year to 105,300 tonnes. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, Ningxia Baofeng Energy, China, Russia.
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